Big Tuna 1st Trip by Trey Leggett | Jun 15, 2012 | Big Tuna, Fishing, JK Team Posts, Saltwater Fishing | 2 comments Received my sand colored Big Tuna last week and finally got a chance over the weekend to try it out on the water. Unloading at the ramp was a cinch! I paddled out about 50 yards and went ahead and stood up and paddled the rest of the way to the ICW in the standing position. I am 6’02” tall and weight around 26o lbs. and I had no trouble at all with the stability of the Big Tuna kayak. I was surprised at the glide that the kayak had across the water and even though I don’t have a rudder, the kayak tracked really good. As you know, the ICW (Inter Coastal Waterway) can be filled with boats and crossing can be a timid and dangerous event in a kayak. I needed to get across and took off, the Big Tuna (despite its size) moved right along and I was across in no time at all. It didn’t take long to get the skunk off the new kayak and I fought and landing a slot sized redfish. I saw many other fish (redfish and flounder) chasing bait in a shallow area and the Big Tuna was able to access the skinny water to set up for a good angle to approach these fish. I landed two nice flounder to add to my tally. I paddled to other areas with ease and super comfort. The Big Tuna is roomy and has several areas to keep tackle/ baits. I used the center bait pod on this trip for extra tackle and a rain jacket. The Big Tuna is a keeper and will see much more action in the coming months! Trey Leggett 2 Comments Daniel Arbuckle on June 21, 2012 at 1:01 am The Tuna is going to make the perfect guide kayak. Folks can get the kayak fishing experience, but can focus on their fishing while I keep them on the fish. Thanks for the report Trey! Reply Trey Leggett on June 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm You are right Daniel, the Big Tuna will make for a great guide boat for kayak fishing guides and Dad’s. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.